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Do I Have A Hacker?


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#1 Goldie

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 09:39 AM

Hello all,
I am new to this so excuse any major goofs.

Am a computer illiterate but am VERY concerned that I have met a crazy online who claims to be an expert hacker and he is mad at me and threatening!!

Can I protect myself? Can I find out if he is already in?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 11:38 AM

Hi Goldie

I understand your concern. Take a read here first.

Then, I would recommend that you take a look at this website. It probably looks a bit confusing, but it will easily tell you what status your IP is in. I got a "good" :thumbsup:

The best way to protect yourself is to use a firewall! Do you have one already? Take a look here. Again you may think this a bit complicated for your needs, but scroll down and there are some links to recommended free versions. Also, you can read there about how to protect yourself using a firewall, and how they function.

Another good read on hackers in general and how to trace them can be found here

It is also possible that this expert hacker (be careful he may just be scaring you) may have installed a keylogger onto your system. You should use an AntiVirus to protect/delete these along with various virus's and spyware. Take a read here about installing a good AntiVirus.

If you are still concerned I recommend you follow the HijackThis preparation guide which can be found here. It is important that you follow the guide closely. A number of scans will be run which may well fix your problem.

As the guide says, after you have completed the scans that are recommended, please post your "HijackThis" log in a new topic in the forum found here. Please add your system infomation and also what problems you are having. Please wait for a few days and one of our experts will get onto fixing your computer for you.

David




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